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Jerry Adams: “Brown-eyed Country Soul”
A mix of soul, country, and R&B, Jerry
Adam’s music is singular among today’s vast
music scene. Adams’ smooth personality is
exemplified by his continually evolving sound
with influences he attributes to The
Temptations, Marvin Gay, and Otis Redding.
He refers to his timbre as “brown-eyed
Growing up in Cleveland County, NC,
Adams molded his voice while singing to
himself in hot cotton fields and participating
in local talent competitions. Many of his
family members were in the entertainment
industry themselves, and Adams says this
played a big role in his attraction to the music
business. His mother, Ruby Guyton Adams, sang in church choirs and his father Odell Adams, played a
role in the gospel movement in the South. Adams himself now has eight children and holds tight to
strong family values.
In 2005 Adams quit his job as an independent paralegal to pursue his dream as a performer.
After frequently performing at school functions through elementary and high school, and occasionally
singing at night clubs – “when his mama gave me permission”, laughs Adams- the singer/songwriter
tapered off his musical endeavors. During and after his time attending Gardner-Webb University, Adams
made very few performances, but was eventually called back by the allure of the stage. He hopes to one
day walk the red carpet at the Grammys, and sing with a few stars along the way.
In May, Adams performed at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC and was asked by the crowd
and venue owners to return in June as the headliner. Adams currently has three original tracks and one
full length album released titled “Send a Letter”. He has performed several of his songs for “Cleveland
County Idol Search” and is preparing for more performances in the future. On June 15th, Jerry was
selected to perform at the 2013 Pop Rock Country Extravaganza in Charlotte, NC. In regards to his
accomplishments, Adams laughs and says, “I just sing”.